With all eyes on Windows 11 these days, even those in Redmond, the current version of the OS is off the spotlight. At least, until Windows 10 version 21H2 makes it way out later this year.
What this means is that owners of devices that are not eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11 will have somewhere around four years to decide what they want to do next. Before they are left out in the cold with no security updates, that is.
Chances are that the way things are going, there will be an army of people rocking these machines.
And if thought that with major focus on the Windows 11 launch later in the year, Microsoft may have put Windows 10 on the backseat, then think again. The software titan will stick to its initial release schedule for the current OS.
“While Windows 11 marks an exciting milestone for the future of Windows, we will continue to support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025. We will be introducing Window 10, version 21H2 in the second half of this year along with a Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) edition. We will be sharing more detailed information on both the next update to Windows 10 and Windows 11, including details on how we will make available and rollout each release. Stay tuned for more information on Windows, and remember that being on the latest version of Windows provides you with both the latest features and security protections to help keep your device safer.”
Thank the stars!
Now, of course, with all attention on Windows 11, chances are that Windows 10 version 21H2 will only come with subtle improvements, if at all. But at least, this version will tidy things up under the hood, and keep these devices refreshed with the latest in security and stability.
Windows 10 version 21H2 should be finalized likely in October, and then shipped to devices in November.